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Wednesday 20 July 2016

Funds urgently needed as deadly risks grow for Iraqi children ahead of expected offensive

Children and their families are taking huge risks to flee areas held by militant groups in Iraq ahead of an expected military offensive, Save the Children is warning.

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Wednesday 20 July 2016

Save the Children calls for end to child marriage in Afghanistan following horrific death of pregnant 14-year-old girl

Save the Children is urging the Afghan government to end the practice of child marriage after a 14-year-old girl was set alight last week and later died in hospital.

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Friday 15 July 2016

Post-Brexit, where next for EU development policy?

A blog by Patrick Watt, Global Campaign and Advocacy Director, Save the Children International

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Thursday 14 July 2016

Unaccompanied children 'feel like criminals behind barbed wire,'

Unaccompanied children detained on the Greek Island of Lesvos feel they are being treated like criminals, Save the Children International’s CEO Helle Thorning-Schmidt said today.

Speaking after a series of visits to camps near Athens and on Lesvos, Ms Thorning-Schmidt said if European leaders could hear what she had been told and see it for themselves they would respond differently.

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Wednesday 13 July 2016

South Sudan: Growing concerns for children as bodies line the streets and shops are looted in Juba


Following four days of bloody clashes between rival forces in South Sudan, which has left close to 300 people dead, at least 42,000 displaced, and tens of thousands facing critical food and water shortages, the humanitarian situation in Juba is deteriorating despite the implementation of a fragile ceasefire on Monday evening.

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